A device which controls the voltage and current being delivered to a capacitor or battery.

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Li-ion 3s balancing charging using a TP4056 with protection OR use other charger and a protection

Trying to make a little powerpack for my boat with old 18650 cells. A am planning on a 1 kwh pack, so charging each cell indivually is not an option... I have planned to set up 10 packs of 4 ...
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Female USB charger in a car [duplicate]

I want to build a charger via USB in my car. I have a female USB but I want to know how to make this. I don't know how USB works for charging. I have also a cigar lighter in my car and a charger. ...
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Charging li-ion cell using constant-voltage only

Introduction Various resources [1] [2] state that the optimal method of charging a li-ion cell -- such as one found in a mobile phone -- is to charge at a constant current (usually <1C) until a ...
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How to Simply Lower Current in Circuit and Maintaining Voltage?

A charger with a transformer is putting out 12.6V and runs at 5A when I plug in the battery as the bat is fairly empty (10V of 12). I would like to limit the current to 2A. I tried a 5ohm 5 watt ...
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Grounding A Circuit of a Power Tool Battery Charger to Use as Car Battery Charger [duplicate]

I took a charger that matches what I need to charge a car battery. The charger uses a transformer and has 3 connections, as does the battery it's intended for (+/-/T). When I plug the + and - alone ...
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Modifying a Simple Transformer Circuit

I have a heavy 14.4V 1.5A heavy battery charger I would like to use to charge my car battery (over time, monitored for heat in a well ventilated area). When I plug the battery to the charger as is, ...
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USB charging at 4.3 volts

I'm trying to create a charger that knows how to switch between OTG and charging mode. The OTG side is working, and my Samsung S4 goes into charging mode. However, charging is really slow. It even ...
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Rewiring a 12V charger

I have a Windows tablet with a charger which crapped out. The old charger was 12V / 1.5A - fairly standard but it had a rare tiny pin connector. Rather than buy a new charger, I decided to cannibalise ...
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Best Option for Charging a High Voltage Capacitor?

I was looking for a good option to charge my 450V 6800uF Electrolytic Capacitors. I initially followed the dc - dc booster path with a voltage divider comparator (op-amp) something similar to But ...
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Smart Battery Charger with BQ24450

I am a newbie and need help in designing a smart battery charger with BQ24550 here are some details mentioned. Battery pack has 4 Lead Acid batteries (Panasonic LC-R064R5P) 6V 4.5Ah connected in ...
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Plugging battery backup and AC/DC converter into the same battery

Today, I took one of the UPS (UPS A) the battery out and directly plugged it to bigger 12V battery (so if the electricity is out it stays long). And I also have AC/DC 2000Watt inverter. That inverter ...
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SIM908 Li-Ion charging with 6V solar panel

So, I want to know if I can hook up a 6V 2 watt solar panel to the Vchg pin on a SIM908 gsm/gps module and trickle charge my 6Ah LiPo battery that way. A little background... So, I have completed ...
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Trying to create a USB dongle with OTG and charging capabilities

I'm trying to create a USB-OTG dongle that can pretty much do this: http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&sku=470-abes That's the Dell Micro USB Dongle for ...
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How are these AA batteries 4500 mAh?

I found these two batteries in a drawer while looking for batteries for my wireless mouse. I was surprised to see that they are 4500 mAh, which is much higher than any AA battery I could find on the ...
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How does this wireless charger work?

I want to understand the way this circuit works. The following are diagrams of the transmitter and receiver of a wireless iPod charging circuit. I have added a link to the instructable that describes ...
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LM317 3.7 v battery charger

I have build simple LM317 power supply.Input is 12v (I am using computer power supply), and the output is around 4v .I was ...
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Circuit Validity

The following is a circuit I have tried simulating on multisim. The LED on the transmitter part does not light up. The current is 0 through that LED. Is it legitimate?
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Lost in desert - charge the phone with car battery [closed]

First of all I'm not a student nor a engineer. Pretend I'm lost in the desert with just a car with a broken engine. The battery of my phone is over. Is there any chance I can survive (charging the ...
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Power a laptop LED backlight with NiMH batteries

I'm powering a laptop LED backlight with an external 24,8V power supply, because I have problems with the internal WLED driver. The display used to work at 27V, but with the 24,8V of the power supply ...
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High Cell Count LiPo Balancer/Charger

How would I go about balance charging either 100 or 75 lipo cells? This is a very serious question by the way, it's for an electric vehicle and we use either 75 or 100 cells at a go and currently ...
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mobile battery charging using voltage regulator?

Circuit shown at http://www.instructables.com/id/9v-USB-charger/ will that satisfy all condition of mobile charging through usb ? what is advantage of circuit shown at ...
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Turn Laptop Battery to a Power Bank

Is it possible to turn a laptop battery into a power bank? I have seen video tutorials and articles on how to turn AA Batteries into power banks, however, no one has created a power bank using a ...
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We're making a bike-powered USB charger and we have (almost) no idea what we're doing

So my friend and I are going to build a USB charger powered by a dynamo. Here is a diagram of what we are planning to do. I have a few questions: 1.) How do we test if the dynamo and breadboard ...
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Need to make a laptop charger [closed]

I am not an electrician. My laptop's charger burned when we had high voltage 2 days ago. My laptops charger says Output is: 19.5 V and 9.23 A. I am in a country that you can't easily find those kinds ...
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5 volt generator

first time question, and not much of an electrical guy. so please be patient. My dad however, is an electrical engineer, who loves little goofy gadgets as most engineers do. For Christmas I want to ...
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Charge a Lipo battery and power a circuit

I purchased this LiPo charger and I plan to connect the GND and BAT connections to the battery and an external circuit at the same time. In the datasheet the reference drawings are for battery ...
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Charging appliances with chargers of different amperage (safety & duration)

Safety Will the battery or charger be damaged if I use a 1A charger to charge a 2.1A appliance? Will the battery or charger be damaged if I use a 2.1A charger to charge a 1A appliance? Duration I ...
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Identifying a four-pin IC labelled EL 8+7 G8025

I want to know the purpose of a component named "EL 8+7 G8025" which was found inside a Nokia charger.
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lm2596 fixed 5 volts(usb) from 12v 10W solar panel

I have got a 10 Watt solar panel & a 10000 mha Battery bank. I plan to use the panel to charge the battery bank. I have a LM2596(variable configuration with pot), I plan to use it to charge my ...
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Do AA battery chargers detect battery charge level and automatically turn off when full? [closed]

When I put in AA batteries for charging, do I have to remember to disconnect the charger after the specified number of hours, or does the charger detect the charge level and automatically turn off ...
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Why are 5 Volt 7-8 Amps chargers not available for charging phones quickly? [closed]

Available phone s chargers have either 0.5, 1, 2 Amps rating depending on the batteries (varied capacity) used. Why is it that 7, 8 Amps chargers are not available ? if the limitation is in the ...
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My voltage multiplier (cockroft-walton) will not charge my capacitor bank past 150v. How can I fix this?

I got 5 free 450v 4700uf capacitors that I put in parallel to form a 23500uf 450v capacitor bank (2.4kJ) in hopes of building a can crusher and later a railgun. I built a voltage tripler from four ...
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How does a USB 2.0 Wall Charger negotiate current output?

I'm trying to use a mobile phone charger for my projects, and want a high current output. I have read this, however my measurements show something else. Here is a link to the Battery Charging ...
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NiMH battery charger using discrete elements

Below is a schematic of NiMh battery charger that must automatically switch off charging current when battery is fully charged. I am aware that the main part of this scheme is current source, build ...
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Issue charging a 12V battery using solar charger

I bought a 12V solar charger for vehicle batteries, because I am usually using wall chargers and I wanted to give green technology a try. When I connect the solar charger to my battery, it shows 10V, ...
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How can I extend this circuit to use it in our real life?

I am planning to design a wireless mobile charger circuit next week. For that purpose, I have selected the circuit which is shown below and is collected from the post: wireless mobile battery charger. ...
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Supercap charging circuit for RTC backup on STM32

I'm asking for a reliable/simple/cheap circuit for the VBAT section of a STM32 design, powered at VDD=3.3V, that will safeguard the built-in RTC (based on 32768 Hz Xtall) for like 10 days. Based on ...
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Battery-Operated Mobile Charger

I want to build a mobile charger that is battery operated and found this diagram. At first glance, this diagram looks kinda simple and I thought that this won't work. I'm a newbie on making this kind ...
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Rate my Rasberry Pi UPS

I've made simple schematic for a UPS for Raspberry Pi. It contains a 12V Lead Acid Battery (40Ah), 5V LM7805 regulator and some capacitors. I'm supposing max 1.2A load from Raspi. Should I add ...
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How to reduce voltage of a dynamo to 5 volts

A friend and I are going to make a bike-powered charger. There is a video of KipKay making one. But he uses a 12 volt 6 watt dynamo and there is a schematic that he follows to lower it to 5 volts. Can ...
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How to fix exposed wire at the end of a laptop charge with electrical taper [closed]

I have a Toshiba L505D-S5965 with Windows 8.1. My charger has exposed wire at the end but it was working until a few days ago. It's at the part where it's plugged to the laptop charger port. Now it ...
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Method to lower voltage of a laptop charger

I bought an IMAX B6 LiPo Balance charger that needs as input 11-18V but I have an unused laptop charger (the laptop is gone) having 19V with 4.74A. What is the easiest method to lower the voltage to ...
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Charging supercapacitors with Buck converter. Do I need to cut power once charge is reached?

I am trying to build a supercapacitor charger, and as I don't particularly have a good handle on the risks of such a thing, I'm hopping on here to give some information. I am using a buck converter ...
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Question on 3DS power adapters, minor voltage difference [duplicate]

I am going to be traveling overseas and bringing my Nintendo 3DS which the adapter outputs DC 4.6V 900mA. I found an unofficial USB cable to charge it and I was curious if the minor variance in the ...
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Will a dual car charger that shows a maximum output of 2000mA produce a 2.1A current?

I have a dual car charger that states input is 12-24VDC and Output is maximum of 2000mA, but it is supposed to have one port charge at 1A and other port charge at 2.1A. Is the 2.1A output possible ...
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What is this electronics component?

What is the yellow component shown here? This is off a Outlet USB phone charger.
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LiPo Charger question [closed]

I'm not into electronic so this is why I ask people who know. I have an opportunity to buy a 5,000 mAh LiPo charger but I will use it to charge up to 14.8V 8,000 mAh batteries. Will it charge the ...
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What is a good NiMH charger? [closed]

I have some (cheap/old?) batteries that I need charged. The problem is, the chargers I have keep charging them until they get overcharged and lose their capacity. I already ruined 4 ...
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Why one transistor switches on first than other

In the circuit diagram given below we have two transistors. And in the article it is given that one transistor will turn on first. Why this transistor turns on first
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homemade hub dynamo usb charger

I just made an usb charger to connect to my hub dynamo. ->voltage rectifier -> smoothing capacitor -> low voltage drop 5V regulator -> female usb port So now I can power / charge my mobile phone and ...